Prepare For Our Upcoming Networking Event

Networking is an effective way to grow your business at the Lake of the Ozarks. Making connections in our community has proven to help area businesses thrive. If you're looking to grow your business, don't miss the Lake Area Chamber networking events! We host a networking event every month and help bring together business people and this week's blog can help prepare you for our next networking event at the Lake of the Ozarks.

What to Bring to a Networking Event

Smile - A smile is a sure way to be approachable! It's a friendly way to greet your fellow networkers and welcome them to visit with you about your business.

Understanding of what your business offers - Before you start visiting about your business, you should be comfortable with all that you can offer. It's a great opportunity to share information about your business. Make sure you are comfortable with this information before the next event!

Engaging questions - Open-ended questions are a quick way to learn about your fellow networkers. It is also the perfect way to seem interested in the conversation with a new person!

Listening skills - Be attentive to everyone you are talking with. You want to practice active listening and make them feel like you are genuinely interested in what they have to say.

Firm handshake - A firm handshake lets everyone know you are confident in what you do and is a professional way to greet other business people in the area.

Business cards - Your business cards are an easy way to exchange information. It's also a great reminder to help keep you and your business top of mind for everyone you give a card to!

Name tag - Wearing a name tag can help fellow networkers introduce themselves to you AND is a friendly reminder for those whom you've already met but may not remember your name right off the bat!

Cell phone - Exchanging contact information with a new connection can easily be made on your cell phone. Try to avoid checking messages or emails while you are at the event, though. This may be off-putting to many people.

Pen - If you need to jot down some information or what you are talking about with a fellow networker, a pen will come in handy!

By packing these items ahead of time, you'll be able to set yourself up for an evening of networking success.

Now that you know what you should bring with you, you are ready to attend our May networking event! Learn more about our monthly networking events and be sure to attend our next social! It's a great way to learn more about the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce AND meet local business owners.

All About Our May Networking Social

Who: Current and future Lake Area Chamber members
What: Lake Area Chamber Networking Event
When: May 21st from 5pm -7pm
Where: JB Hook's Restaurant

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